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Lost and Found – July 23rd Edition

What to remember about July 23rd…

  • 1793  American patriot Roger Sherman dies; only signer of  – the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution
  • 1862  Abraham Lincoln appoints Henry W. Halleck as General-in-Chief of all Union armies
  • 1885  President Ulysses S. Grant dies in New York
  • 1952  King Farouk I of Egypt overthrown in military coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 1958  USS Nautilus sets sail from Pearl Harbor for historic first submerged voyage under the North Pole
  • 1967  Beginning with raid on illegal bar, 12th Street Riots begin in Detroit; 43 die and 2000 buildings destroyed by time the Army arrives
  • 1984  Miss America Vanessa Williams resigns title after Penthouse Magazine plans to print nude photos of her
  • 2005  Islamic Muslim Brotherhood terrorists kill 88 and wound over 200 in multiple bombings in resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
  • 2012  Astronaut and physicist Dr. Sally Kristen Ride dies of cancer (b. 1951); 1st American woman in space

Sally Ride (Season 15, 1983)

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Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

  • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
  • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
  • 1868  Former 14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire (b. 1804)
  • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
  • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga (d. 1986)
  • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
  • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
  • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director
  • 2014  Thomas Eric Duncan, the man that brought Ebola to America, dies at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.  2 of the nurses treating him have contracted the deadly disease.

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – September 13th Edition

What to remember about September 13th…

  • 1814  Francis Scott Key watches 25-hour bombardment of Ft. McHenry during War of 1812; writes poem that will become “The Star Spangled Banner
  • 1851  U.S. Amy physician Major Walter Reed is born; his discovery of transmission of Yellow Fever by mosquitos allowed completion of the Panama Canal
  • 1862  Union troops discover the Confederate battle plan for Antietam in trash of an evacuated campsite; General McClellan dawdled
  • 1922  Hottest day on record when the temperature at Al ‘Aziziyah, Libya reaches 136.0 °F (57.8 °C)
  • 1959  USSR reaches on the Moon with unmanned Luna 2 spacecraft
  • 1971  Prison riot at Attica, New York ends with 39 dead
  • 1993  Representatives of Israel and Palestine meet at the White House and sign “Declaration of Principles”; 1st agreement between the 2 sides towards ending their conflict
  • 1996  Hip hop star Tupac Shakur dies in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting
  • 2001  Civilian aircraft traffic in U.S. resumes after September 11th attacks

Fort Mchenry Flag at the Smithsonian

Lost and Found – September 2nd Edition

What to remember about September 2nd…

  • 1666  London’s Great Fire breaks out; three-quarters of the city destroyed and 100,000 left homeless
  • 1775  George Washington hires the schooner Hannah to be the 1st armed American warship, founding vessel of the U.S. Navy
  • 1789  Congress establishes the United States Treasury Department to restore the economy post-war
  • 1862  After disaster at second Battle of Bull Run, Lincoln reluctantly puts McClellan in charge of Union forces
  • 1864  Union forces Atlanta after yesterday’s withdrawal of Confederate forces
  • 1885  In Rock Springs, Wyoming, striking miners attempting to unionize riot and kill 28 Chinese laborers and chase away hundreds more
  • 1901  “Speak softly and carry a big stick”; Theodore Roosevelt used the slogan for the 1st time at the Minnesota State Fair
  • 1945  V-J Day; Japan formally surrenders to the Allies at ceremony aboard battleship USS Missouri
  • 1969  Worlds 1st ATM debuts at Chemical Bank in New York
  • 1973  J.R.R. Tolkien dies in Bournemouth, England; author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • 2011  UN issues report finding Israel acted legitimately when it enforced its blockade of Gaza against flotilla of activists

Time Magazine cover VJ Day

Lost and Found – August 28th Edition

What to remember about August 28th…

  • 1774  Elizabeth Ann Bayley is born in New York City; founder of 1st Catholic school in America and later canonized as St. Elizabeth
  • 1862  Union and Confederate forces clash near Washington, D.C.; 2nd Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) begins
  • 1907  19-year-old James E. “Jim” Casey borrows $100 from a friend to established the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington; becomes United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • 1917  Suffragists protesting President Wilson’s failure to support their right to vote are arrested outside the White House
  • 1941  German SS General Franz Jaeckeln orders more than 23,000 Hungarian Jews machine-gunned in Ukraine
  • 1957  Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) protests proposed Civil Rights Act of 1957; longest, non-stop filibuster by a single Senator
  • 1963  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, gives I Have A Dream speech to 250,000 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.; defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1966  Soviet Union announces that it is training North Vietnamese pilots to combat American planes at secret base
  • 1968  Thousands clash with police in demonstrations against the Vietnam War at Democrat National Convention
  • 2005  Hurricane Katrina strengthens to Category Five
  • 2008  Barack Hussein Obama accepts nomination of the Democratic Party to be their candidate for President of the United States
  • 2010  Hundreds of thousands gather on the Washington Mall for Restoring Honor Rally; calls for return to faith and founding principles

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – AFP/Getty Images

Lost and Found – August 19th Edition

What to remember about August 19th…

  • 1812  USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” as British cannon-shot bounce off her hull
  • 1921  Screenwriter and producer Gene Roddenberry is born in El Paso, Texas; creator of Star Trek
  • 1934  Adolf Hitler becomes President of Germany
  • 1940  1st flight of the B-25 Mitchell bomber
  • 1942  Allied forces raid seaport of Dieppe, France gaining intel that will aid the D-Day landings in Normandy
  • 1945  Following the Japanese surrender on August 14, Communist Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh seize city of Hanoi in Vietnam
  • 1946  42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Blythe III (Bill Clinton) is born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1960  Captured American U-2 pilot Frances Gary Powers is convicted of espionage by the Soviets
  • 1964  The Beatles begin their first concert tour in America at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California
  • 1991  Crown Heights Riot: Mob of African-Americans murder a Jewish student in New York City after Gavin Cato dies in a car accident
  • 2004  Google, Inc. becomes a publicly traded company

USS Constitution – Old Ironsides

Lost and Found – August 11th Edition

What to remember about August 11th…

  • 1806  Meriwether Lewis is shot during the Corps of Discovery exploratory expedition
  • 1877  American astronomer Asaph Hall makes observations discovering the moons of Mars
  • 1921  American author and historian Alex Haley is born
  • 1929  Babe Ruth becomes 1st baseball player to hit 500 career home runs
  • 1934 The 1st group of federal prisoners arrives at the former military prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay
  • 1965  5 days of rioting begin in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles after white police struggle with a black DUI suspect
  • 1972  Last U.S. ground combat unit leaves Vietnam
  • 1973  Movie classic American Graffiti is released
  • 1984  President Reagan jokes during a sound check stating “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”
  • 1994  Major League Baseball player’s union goes on strike; for 1st time in 89 years there will be no World Series champion
  • 2009  American founder of the Special Olympics Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies in Boston; sister of President John F. Kennedy

Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

  • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
  • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
  • 1868  Former 14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire (b. 1804)
  • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
  • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga (d. 1986)
  • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
  • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
  • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director
  • 2014  Thomas Eric Duncan, the man that brought Ebola to America, dies at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.  2 of the nurses treating him have contracted the deadly disease.

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – October 8th Edition

What to remember about October 8th…

  • 1861  Fires break out in Chicago, IL, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI; hundreds die in Great Chicago Fire; over 1000 in Peshtigo
  • 1862  Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted by Union troops
  • 1868  Former 14th President of the United States Franklin Pierce dies at home in Concord, New Hampshire (b. 1804)
  • 1918  U.S. Army Corporal Alvin C. York kills more than 20 German soldiers and captures an additional 132; he will be awarded the Medal of Honor
  • 1919  1st transcontinental air race in the United States begins
  • 1920  American author and futurist Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. is born; creator of the Dune saga (d. 1986)
  • 1967  Cold-blooded murderer and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is captured by Bolivian army; he will be executed the next day
  • 1969  The Weatherman branch of Students for a Democratic Society stage “Days of Rage” demonstrations; 3 days of violent riots in Chicago
  • 1998  U.S. house of Representatives votes to proceed on impeachment charges against President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 2001  Office of Homeland Security begins operations with former Governor Tom Ridge as director

Psychopath. Murderer. Torturer. Communist. Putting his picture on your clothes is like wearing a swastika.

Lost and Found – September 13th Edition

What to remember about September 13th…

Friday the 13th

  • 1814  Francis Scott Key watches 25-hour bombardment of Ft. McHenry during War of 1812; writes poem that will become “The Star Spangled Banner
  • 1851  U.S. Amy physician Major Walter Reed is born; his discovery of transmission of Yellow Fever by mosquitos allowed completion of the Panama Canal
  • 1862  Union troops discover the Confederate battle plan for Antietam in trash of an evacuated campsite; General McClellan dawdled
  • 1922  Hottest day on record when the temperature at Al ‘Aziziyah, Libya reaches 136.0 °F (57.8 °C)
  • 1959  USSR reaches on the Moon with unmanned Luna 2 spacecraft
  • 1971  Prison riot at Attica, New York ends with 39 dead
  • 1993  Representatives of Israel and Palestine meet at the White House and sign “Declaration of Principles”; 1st agreement between the 2 sides towards ending their conflict
  • 1996  Hip hop star Tupac Shakur dies in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting
  • 2001  Civilian aircraft traffic in U.S. resumes after September 11th attacks

Fort Mchenry Flag at the Smithsonian